Leeds United F.C. History
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1919-29 - The Twenties
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1939-46 - The War Years
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Price: Arthur

1912-1919 (Leeds City Player Details) (Leeds City War-time Guest Player Details)

Inside Forward

Born: Sheffield: 1886

Debut: v Fulham (h): 28-12-1912

5’9” 11st 8lb (1913)

Price started with Sharrow Old Boys from Sharrow Lane in Sheffield, but moved on to Midland League Worksop Town. He was signed by Second Division Leeds City in December 1912, and went immediately into their first team, scoring on debut in a 2-3 loss to Fulham at Elland Road. He quickly established himself as a regular and it remained that way throughout his playing career at Leeds. He played almost all of his games with Leeds at either Inside Left or Inside Right but as occasion determined he would show his versatility by playing Outside Right when injuries dictated. He was a regular contributor to the scoresheet. In 1913-14, when City finished fourth, the closest they ever came to promotion, he scored ten goals with Jimmy Spiers topping that with twelve and Billy McLeod leading the way with twenty-seven. In 1914-15 he was on the mark eleven times to be the second leading goal-scorer, with Jimmy Spiers third on ten and Billy McLeod the leader with eighteen as City slumped to fifteenth on the ladder. His tally was aided by a hat-trick in a 7-2 thrashing of Leicester Fosse on 12th December 1914. Price was one of the few Leeds players to be available consistently to the club during the war years and his one hundred and twenty appearances was the most by any player in that time while his fifty-nine goals was bettered only by Jack Peart with seventy-one goals in one hundred and seven games. He was at Inside Left in both games of the two legged play-off final of 1917-18 against Stoke which saw City become the unofficial champions of England. He was still there at the recommencement of the Football League fixtures in 1919-20 and had played seven of the eight games, two at Inside Right and five at Left Half, when City were suspended from the Football League and at the Metropole hotel auction First Division The Wednesday paid £750 to take him to Hillsborough in October 1919. He was unable to prevent The Wednesday from being relegated and went on to score three goals in seventy-eight League games and one goal in four F.A. Cup ties, as he settled into the Wing Half role. He moved to Third Division South Southend United in 1922 but only played one League game and one F.A. Cup tie before returning to Scunthorpe & Lindsey United in 1924 and then finishing his playing career with Bakewell. He became the trainer of Scarborough in November 1927, and was also employed as a steward at the Scarborough Conservative Club. Due to Scarborough’s uncertain financial future he left the club after eight years and was trainer of Barrow for the 1934-35 season. He died in 1954.

League 7826
War-time Guest Appearances:
Principal Tournament 9752
Subsidiary Tournament 217
Play-off Finals 20
Total 12059